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Mevagissey to Charlestown

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  • Charlestown Harbour Entrance
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After leaving the harbour and passing through Pentewan, you begin one of the most challenging sections along the southern coast. 

moderate
11.6 km
3:00 h
250 m
234 m

Leaving the harbour head up to Penare Point passing many overgrown ruins and the small harbour at Pentewan. The village is worth a visit with a nice pub and café.  Pass golden sands and head up past Gamas Point and uphill to the rugged Black Head, where the Iron Age Castle used to sit proudly on the cliff top.

The path heads back down to the coastline and subsequently takes an inland turn towards St Austells bay.  This section ends in Charlestown with its tall ships and very interesting visitors centre.

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Author
Callum Broad
Updated: July 25, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
92 m
Lowest point
4 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries: 

WES(SWCP)FTP1

WES(SWCP)FTP2

Start

Mevagissey (6 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.269871, -4.786890
UTM
30U 372660 5570164

Destination

Charlestown

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
250 m
Descent
234 m
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